Nvidia CEO Blogs about GTX 970

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  1. rflair

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    Oh jesus christ, Nvidia marketing is so god damn stupid. He's seriously trying to spin it as a feature now? He shouldn't have said anything and just let it be water under the bridge.
     
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    Introducing Nvidia marketing's new "feature"
     
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    Nice pile of bull****.. now i hope they will be sued to death, before this law suit seemed just "good move" not it seems like "only available option" for such arrogant b****s like them.. Now i feel sorry for giving them money...

    DOWN ON YOUR KNEES PEASANTS 3,5 GB IS A GREAT FEATURE, THANKS TO NVIDIA!!! HURRAY!!!
     

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    You couldn't make this up
     
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    Keep digging
     
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    Hes saying they literally crippled the bandwith on the last 512mb just to give it more than 3GB memory?

    I don't know who made this decision but they should have just went with more ROP's and SMM.
     
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    i hope nvidia will replace that CEO with someone who RESPECT the company and consumers...
     
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    That card is available it's called the 980.
     
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    I don't. I think Nvidia's PR sucks, I think he shouldn't have posted this. But the guy is pretty good at running a company and he cares a lot about gaming and the culture and everything. I think he's good.

    Yeah.

    I mean, even if Nvidia did go into this thinking the 1GB extra is a feature and yadadada, he should not have wrote this after it blew up. It's a really ****ty PR move and I wouldn't be surprised if the blog was taken down.
     

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    I just had a brainfart.

    But still they should have made it with just 3GB memory. Wouldn't have mattered really all that much.
     
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    It's a tradeoff and it depends on how well Nvidia's driver handles the .5GB cache. If the heuristics are good, or get better -- then it essentially should behave like a 4GB card with very little stutter above the 3.5GB mark. If it doesn't then it behaves like a 3.5GB card. The alternative was to create a 3GB card. At least here Nvidia has the chance of improving their driver and what they do with the .5GB partition.
     
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    Using this 'design' they could have made the GTX 970 4.5GB or maybe an even 5GB. :)
     
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    They would of been better off creating a 3gb card, but probably realised people like myself skipped the 780 for that reason.

    Mistake or not I do think people are owed more than a sorry, I know i could have gotten a refund if i wanted one, but don't think everyone had that choice.
     
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    He's not only the CEO....he's also the Founder of NVidia as well.

    He's also a former AMD employee....

    They should have just made it a 3.5GB card and avoided all this mess.....
     

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    Oh dear :/
     
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    Haha...... really??
     
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    I totally agree.

    I like Jen Hsun and even though this is a half ass response it is good to see the man at the top willing to take the sh!t storm.
     
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    haha ye, 970 is still the best card out there, the lesser specs make it even more impressive.

    I do think they might release some optimized driver to utilize less memory on the card, or perform other tweaks... and we gonna see 970 rev 2 probably maybe by other name.
     

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